Monthly Archive: October 2008

Motorized Boating Events Will No Longer Be Allowed at Green Lake Park

At its meeting on October 23, the Seattle Park Board recommended and Parks Superintendent Timothy Gallagher agreed to disallow any private motorized boats on the lake. ALL motorized boating events at the park are being phased out. Superintendent Gallagher wrote this letter to Friends of Green Lake to thank them for their input.waterskiing on Green Lake

Minutes for October 28, 2008 Meeting

Meeting Notes
October 28, 2008

Ron HorningMarcia NormanEllen HewittKris FullerBrian DeLucaRob ZissetteDon TorcasKevin StoopsRichard FlemingGayle GarmanMartin Muller

A. Water skiing Issue

On Oct 23, five of 6 Park Commissioners recommended ending the special permit allowing waterskiing on Green Lake (the Board President only votes to break a tie). The Parks Board received and reviewed 170 comments on the issue. On Oct 27, Superintendent Gallagher agreed with the Board and ended the special permit, meaning there are no exceptions to the Seattle Municipal Code: power boats can be on Green Lake only to protect human safety and for rescues. Supt Gallagher sent a Thank-you letter to FOGL, which Ellen put on the website.

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